Wave Inspirations curated by Crystal Thornburg-Homcy

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    Crystal Thornburg-Homcy


Wave Inspirations curated by Crystal Thornburg-Homcy


Sunday Jul 15 07:00 PM
Wednesday Jul 18 01:00 PM
Thursday Jul 19 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2018.

This year, the festival is honored to have surfer and filmmaker Crystal Thornburg-Homcy as a guest curator. Crystal will develop a shorts program inspired by the exhibition Making Waves.

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy's first steps were at the beach. An accomplished longboarder and all-around ocean athlete, she also bodysurfs, freedives, and races canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. With a degree in environmental science, Crystal works closely with a number of environmental non-profits. Crystal has been featured in films such as; Sliding Liberia, El Mar Mi Alma, Come Hell or High Water, and What the Sea Gives Me, among others. Crystal has directed and produced her own international award-winning 16mm films Beyond the Surface and Sliding into the Light.

Total runtime: 65 min.

Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage Of Awakening 
Presented by Patagonia. 2018. USA. 4 min.
Embarking on a life of freedom and exploration that most only dream about, Liz Clark set sail for the South Pacific as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, Swell.

The Reef Beneath
Directed by Justin Turkowski. 2018. Australia. 9 min.
Connected by a shared passion for the ocean and a desire to protect it, Belinda Baggs, Kimi Werner and Wayne Lynch embarked on a sailing journey along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The largest living structure on earth, the reef provides habitats for thousands of species. The reef, however, is under threat. Currently almost half of its coral has been lost or damaged, most of this in some way attributable to human impact, the biggest single factor being climate change. The three sailors explored the reef and experienced personally how something as vast and wonderful as the Great Barrier Reef can at the same time be entirely vulnerable, realizing as they sailed and swam that time is fast running out to save it.

Directed by Morgan Maassen. 2017. Mexico. 17 min.
A beautiful short film celebrating the sport of surfing starring some of the sport's most soulful athletes.

Sea Lone
Directed by Luca Merli. 2017. Italy. 7 min.
A story of a dream mixed with reality starring a group of female surfers in the warm waves of the Indian Ocean.

Salt Bath
Directed by Leah Dawson. 2018. USA. 5 min.
Inspired by the book "Anastasia", this women's surf film draws a line between human and nature, how we can utilize this power.

This Is Living With Cancer™: Sachi’s Story
2017. USA. 5 min.
After losing her mother to cancer, photographer Sachi Cunningham was determined to rewrite her family history. She confronted a cancer diagnosis of her own with openness and honesty for her daughter.

XO Coco Ho
Directed by Alek Parker. 2018. USA. 14 min.
Dive into the colorful story of female surfer Coco Ho from Oahu’s North Shore and learn how she got started surfing, her rich surfing family history, ups and downs on the Championship Tour, and everything in between.

Beyond The Surface—Bonus Footage
Directed by Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and Dave Homcy. 2014. USA. 4 min.
See bonus footage from Crystal's feature, Beyond the Surface, the opening film of our 2015 festival.

Last: Surf Cinema Nugs 2019
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